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Old 5th Dec 2018, 10:18
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Originally Posted by ash666 View Post
£22.50 a day *shock horror smiley thingy*

The parking at NCL is vast these days. Do they earn more from the parking than the plane business?
I think that's the reality of regional airports these days. As airlines pay so little to land there, airports become increasingly reliant on retail and parking.
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Old 5th Dec 2018, 10:24
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Originally Posted by ash666 View Post
£22.50 a day *shock horror smiley thingy*

The parking at NCL is vast these days. Do they earn more from the parking than the plane business?
If you turn up on the day it is and you forget to mention that the price falls dramatically after day two and that pre booking can't save a vast amount. It's fairly standard at all UK airports but don't let that stop you whining about NCL. What else would you post about?

Remember that you are free to choose a different airport. Leeds will cost you £31 and Edinburgh £40 if you turn up a and £60 if you want to be in front of the terminal and £40 a Manchester. Teesside aerodrome has parking at £23 for the first 24 hours.

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Old 5th Dec 2018, 10:27
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People complain about these charges it's only driven by the low cost airline industry! Airports don't earn anything direct from low cost airlines. They have to earn a crust and don't forget 49% of the profits go back to the local councils!!
The short stay car park is a steal I just paid £88 for 11 days parking just yards from the front of terminal! Brilliant!!
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Old 5th Dec 2018, 13:08
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Originally Posted by CroqueMonsieur View Post


If you turn up on the day it is and you forget to mention that the price falls dramatically after day two and that pre booking can't save a vast amount. It's fairly standard at all UK airports but don't let that stop you whining about NCL. What else would you post about?

Remember that you are free to choose a different airport. Leeds will cost you £31 and Edinburgh £40 if you turn up a and £60 if you want to be in front of the terminal and £40 a Manchester. Teesside aerodrome has parking at £23 for the first 24 hours.
Do you work for the airport?

Maybe you should shorten your name to just Croque as you seem pretty grumpy.

I think the reason you don't like my posts is because I tell things the way passengers see them and you don't want to read that.
I am not on my own. When I am with the unfortunates waiting for ages at the baggage belts I hear an awful lot of complaints about NCL.
Don't blame the messenger.
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Old 5th Dec 2018, 13:19
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You're whinging about car parking charges despite NCL having the cheapest compared to its competitors. Yesterday it was the kiss and fly charges. Again NCL was the cheapest. What will you whine about next? The price of a croque monsieur at Ritazza or a stottie at the airport Greggs?

No I don't work for the airport but I use it regularly. Never any complaints. Security is fast and friendly, the departure area is a pleasant enough place to be and none of the gates are a huge walk away. The border can be a pain when you're the last one off of the Emirates but that's a UK Border Force issue and the airport have invested in arrivals area. Baggage never a problem for me.

It also has a great range of destinations given its locality and size.
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Old 6th Dec 2018, 13:11
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Today's Emirates EK36 outbound to DXB has aborted take off and returned to stand
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Old 6th Dec 2018, 13:29
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And took off just over hour late
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Old 6th Dec 2018, 23:21
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Something of note is Thomas Cooks TFS-NCL MT1373 today will be operated by Condors D-ATCD.
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Old 7th Dec 2018, 09:19
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Originally Posted by CroqueMonsieur View Post
You're whinging about car parking charges despite NCL having the cheapest compared to its competitors. Yesterday it was the kiss and fly charges. Again NCL was the cheapest. What will you whine about next? The price of a croque monsieur at Ritazza or a stottie at the airport Greggs?

No I don't work for the airport but I use it regularly. Never any complaints. Security is fast and friendly, the departure area is a pleasant enough place to be and none of the gates are a huge walk away. The border can be a pain when you're the last one off of the Emirates but that's a UK Border Force issue and the airport have invested in arrivals area. Baggage never a problem for me.

It also has a great range of destinations given its locality and size.
There are a lot worse airports in the UK than NCL - try EDI or Luton for example
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Old 7th Dec 2018, 12:27
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There are a lot worse airports in the UK than NCL - try EDI or Luton for example
I totally agree. All in all I think NCL is a pretty good airport.
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Old 7th Dec 2018, 14:42
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Originally Posted by CroqueMonsieur View Post


I totally agree. All in all I think NCL is a pretty good airport.
Me too. Alternatives in the North of England:

MME: Great if you want to go to Amsterdam or Aberdeen
LBA: Fog, awful surface transport links, appalling layout, eye-wateringly expensive parking
DSA: Bucket & spade routes or Poland
MAN: Poor attitude of security staff, crazy terminal layout

NCL is not perfect, I would like an improved BA schedule, a LGW link and some more interesting weekend break destinations but the airport does a pretty good job.
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Old 7th Dec 2018, 15:49
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went through Glasgow a week back and I was struck by how decrepit a lot of the terminal and the surrounding area was - and don't ask about Security......
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Old 7th Dec 2018, 15:51
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Glasgow Terminal looks more like a Morrisons than a Airport IMO
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 23:49
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Originally Posted by tigertanaka View Post
Me too. Alternatives in the North of England:

MME: Great if you want to go to Amsterdam or Aberdeen
LBA: Fog, awful surface transport links, appalling layout, eye-wateringly expensive parking
DSA: Bucket & spade routes or Poland
MAN: Poor attitude of security staff, crazy terminal layout

NCL is not perfect, I would like an improved BA schedule, a LGW link and some more interesting weekend break destinations but the airport does a pretty good job.
Iím afraid you wonít be getting an improved BA schedule, they have reduced the Newcastle flights again next summer. Down to 5 a day Mon-Fri, 3 on a Saturday and 4 on a Sunday. Though, Manchester and Aberdeen have also had cuts too.
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Old 11th Dec 2018, 08:19
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Amazed it's still 5 a day.. I suppose its the business day trippers that keep up theservice
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Old 11th Dec 2018, 08:52
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Amazed it's still 5 a day.. I suppose its the business day trippers that keep up theservice
Pax numbers on LHR are up by 3% so far this year.
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Old 11th Dec 2018, 12:36
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There is a change in aircraft types so that should keep the capacity up. A quick look in April shows 2 x A321, 2 x A320 and 1 x A319
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Old 11th Dec 2018, 13:28
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
Amazed it's still 5 a day.. I suppose its the business day trippers that keep up theservice
I believe around 50% of pax the NCL-LHR route are connecting on elsewhere. Disappointing that NCL is down to 5 each weekday next summer as it was originally timetabled at 6 a day.
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 20:04
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First visit by a new type tomorrow, BA1324 08:45 is operated by BA's newest machine a Airbus A321 NEO G-NEOR
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Old 15th Dec 2018, 15:19
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I was pleased to read this in Which? magazine about drunken passengers:

"The warning systems set up at Gatwick, Glasgow, Newcastle and other airports to warn staff and notify police of drunk passengers seems like a good start..."
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